Flavorful worldly cuisine

January 1, 2007

A world-class city, Washington, D.C., showcases a variety of international and regional cuisines.

Afterwords Cafe
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Dupont Circle
(202) 387-1462
Unique cuisine served in the back of a bookstore. Open late every night, all night Friday and Saturday.

Amma Vegetarian Kitchen
3291 M St. NW
Georgetown
(202) 625-6625
Everything for the vegan. South Indian cuisines.

Annie's Paramount Steakhouse
1609 17th St. NW
Dupont Circle
(202) 232-0395
An easygoing steakhouse. An institution among the District's gay residents.

Bread Line
1751 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Downtown Washington
(202) 822-8900
Great sandwiches. Closed on the weekends and evenings.

Bukom Cafe
2442 18th St. NW
Adams Morgan
(202) 265-4600
West African cuisine and ambiance. Features live music six nights a week.

Cafe Asia
1134 19th St. NW
Downtown Washington
(202) 659-2696
Asian fare, including Thai delicacies, noodles, lemongrass-grilled specialties and sashimi.

Cafe Citron
1343 Connecticut Ave. NW
Dupont Circle
(202) 530-8844
Caribbean and Latin influences dominate this tasty menu. Open until 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. weekends. Closed Sundays.

Cafe la Ruche
1039 31st St. NW
Georgetown
(202) 965-2684
Relaxing, with inexpensive, lighter fare. It has been a fixture since 1974.

Cafe Saint-Ex
1847 14th St. NW
Downtown Washington
(202) 265-7839
Draws its inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Try the ahi tuna with pan-fried noodles.

Cashion's Eat Place
1819 Columbia Rd. NW
Adams Morgan
(202) 797-1819
Upscale new American and fusion cuisines. Dinner only and Sunday brunch. Closed Monday.

cyberSTOP Cafe
1513 17th St. NW
Dupont Circle
(202) 234-2470
Cybercafe with good coffee, bagels and the usual artsy snacks.

The Diner
2453 18th St. NW
Adams Morgan
(202) 232-8800
A step up from a traditional diner, but still offers down-home cooking. Open 24 hours.

District Chophouse & Brewery
509 7th St. NW
Downtown Washington
(202) 347-3434
For the meat-and-potatoes crowd, a full grill menu and great 1920s-style music.

Grillfish
1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Downtown Washington
(202) 331-7310
Good seafood in a relaxed atmosphere.